April from the Philippines joined Aker Solutions as a planner in Kuala Lumpur in 2011 and has since relocated and been promoted, first to planning lead and then to planning manager for projects in Brunei.

How has the job lived up to your expectations?

When I started working for the company I was faced with a lot of new and unfamiliar challenges. My colleagues, especially my manager, gave me full support to solve these. My expectations has not only been met, but exceeded. I have been given responsibility, an opportunity to enhance my skills and explore new and exciting tasks. I started out as a planner, then I was promoted to planning lead. Now I am the planning manager at one of Aker Solutions’ maintenance, modifications and operations projects in Brunei.

What have you learned since joining the company?

I have learned many things during my years at Aker Solutions, not only from the daily routine as a planner, which includes scheduling, reporting and analysis, but also as a leader. I have recognized the importance of listening to my team members and to motivate them in their roles. I am part of the business ethics facilitator group so I focus hard on living and behaving according to the company values. In addition it has built my self-confidence.

What is the best thing about working here?

I really appreciate our company values and the friendly working environment, where you are free to discuss any subject with colleagues and managers.